Retention in Care Services Reported by HIV Care Providers in the United States, 2013 to 2014

Authors

Journal

Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

Publication Year

2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Evidence-based guidelines recommend that HIV care providers offer retention-in-care services, but data are needed to assess service provision.

METHODS: We surveyed a probability sample of 1234 HIV care providers to estimate the percentage of providers whose practices offered 5 recommended retention services and describe providers' perceptions of barriers to care among patients.

RESULTS: An estimated 21% of providers' practices offered all 5 retention services. Providers at smaller (<50 versus >400 patients), private, and non-Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-funded practices, and practices without on-site case management were significantly less likely to provide patient navigation services or do systematic monitoring of retention. Providers' most commonly perceived barriers to care among patients were mental health (40%), substance abuse (36%), and transportation (34%) issues.

CONCLUSION: Deficiencies in the provision of key retention services are substantial. New strategies may be needed to increase the delivery of recommended retention services, especially among private, non-RWHAP-funded, and smaller facilities.

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Categories

HIV Clinical Outcomes, RWHAP Services